Philip Horsting

Philip Horsting
Philip Horsting
Spine Surgeon (The Netherlands)

Trained as an orthopedic surgeon with a strong focus on trauma I worked as a locum consultant in a rural setting for a year before starting an AOSpine fellowship in […]

Trained as an orthopedic surgeon with a strong focus on trauma I worked as a locum consultant in a rural setting for a year before starting an AOSpine fellowship in Spinal Surgery at the Sint Maartenskliniek, Nijmegen (trained by Paul Pavlov, Marinus de Kleuver and Maarten Spruit).

Over the last decade my practice has shifted from “general” low back pain towards increasing deformity and cervical cases. With the deformity population I treat both adults and pediatric/adolescent patients, anterior, lateral and posterior. I believe that there is an indication for anterior deformity correction.

Research topics are directed towards long-term follow-up after spinal surgery (both functional and radiological outcomes).

Within our Spine Unit I’m responsible for the Fellowship training program. Within AOSpine I’m a member of the AOTK.

The goals I strive for in treating spinal pathology is finding the optimal solution. As a consequence I believe that as a surgeon you them need to be familiar with all approaches to the spine.

My personal life centers around my family with two wonderful daughters. I practice running (road/trail) and cycling.